Hi, my name is Jason. I have more than twenty years of experience growing indoors under lights. It is my goal to improve the results of every organic and hydroponic gardener through accurate, easy to understand information.
Some garden designs have big advantages over others. This is especially true for an indoor garden, where it is critical to control temperature and other important details.
The grow light selector tool helps you choose the best grow light for your indoor garden area.
The proper use of fertilizer and soil additives described, including their specific benefits and when to use them.
beneficial mycorrhizae make it possible for plants to access nutrients. 90% of all plants form these symbiotic relationships.
Plant growth and Carbon Dioxide and directly related . With 9 other factors ideal, CO2 becomes the limiting factor. A 50% increase in yield can be real with CO2 supplementation.
All about high pressure sodium grow lights: How to choose the right one for your indoor garden, and how to use them to force flowering plants.
I found cloning success with this easy method. Everyone I teach this cloning method to has a 100 percent success rate.
The exhaust fan calculator helps you figure out what size and type exhaust fan you need for effective temperature control in your grow room.
Exhaust fan setup advice for controlling temperatures in your indoor garden or grow room
Several common hydroponic system problems and their solutions. Being aware of these problems will help you avoid them when building or purchasing your own hydroponic system.
The garden grow lights should be large enough to properly light the garden, but small enough to make temperature control manageable.
How to use indoor grow lights properly. Indoors, you can use fluorescent lights, metal halide, and HPS grow lights with great results.
How to build a grow room and start a small hydroponic garden at home. Tips on light selection, grow system selection, exhaust setup, more
How to set up CO2 in your grow room. Step by step instructions on how to get the CO2 levels just right
How different hydroponic nutrients help your plants grow healthy. General feeding practices that produce the best results are discussed here by an expert.
The very best hydroponic gardening tips, tricks, problem solving advice, and lessons I've learned over the years (often the hard way)
There are only two types of fans appropriate to use as garden exhaust fans. To control heat, large volumes of air must be moved. Box fans and oscillating fans just don't cut it.
Tips for using fluorescent grow lights to grow clones, seedlings, and even plants in the vegetative state and flowering stages.
Organic hydroponics basics, plus a great beginning feeding plan, plus learn the best systems to use with organic hydroponics.
I'm planning two 4x4 (7' tall) tents both with 3x3 trays for DWC. What I'm thinking is the first tent will have a mother, room for cloning, and the rest
Hydroponic gardening tips on grow light selection, choosing a hydroponic system, building a homemade hydroponic system, controlling indoor garden temperature, and more
Flower forcing is a real art. Learn how to force your plants to produce fruit, vegatables, and flowers out of season.
This clever homemade aeroponics system runs without spray nozzles (How?) One cheap and easy aeroponic system design
Indoor garden grow lights FAQ - frequent questions and easy to understand answers from an expert
How to grow hydro is really about feeding your plants right. This page also covers choosing a hydroponic system and keeping it all in the right environment.
Explains the main types of hydroponics growing systems and how each system works, including homemade system tips and feeding tips.
This easy to make homemade aeroponics system is cheap to build and relatively trouble free to run
Describes how to take plants at the end of the flowering period through plant regeneration and harvest the same plant again....in half the time!
Learn why plants do what they do during the flowering stage, and how to gain more control over it.
Experience led to these homemade hydroponics construction tips. Learn what materials to use and the best way to build a hydroponic system that works.
Every homemade hydroponic system needs to supply three things: water, nutrients, and oxygen at the root level. Here I give some helpful advice on achieving this.
Explains why there is a seed stage and explains the different parts of the seed stage anatomy.
There are several factors that affect plant growth. Looking at these factors is an excellent way to troubleshoot an indoor garden area, solve problems, and maximize plant growth.
Explains organic gardening from an indoor gardening point of view. Covers organic soil mixes, organic amendments, organic hydroponics, feeding tips, lighting tips, and more.
This cheat sheet for seed starting lists when you should start various crops both indoors and out.
Solve your plant growth problems.....ask the indoor gardening expert and get answers within 48 hours
Detailed instructions for using hydrogen peroxide in your hydroponics gardening sysem to add oxygen, reduce anaerobic pathogens, and to increase plant growth.
Every page that exists for Jasons Indoor Guide to Organic and Hydroponics Gardening....all in one spot
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Plant growth is 100% dependent on water in hydroponic gardening. It is responsible for plant respiration, nutrient uptake, and nutrient transport within a plant. The quality of the water is crucial...
PH is important to plant growth for a number of reasons. Not only is the uptake and use of nutrients influenced by pH, but beneficial micro-organisms thrive in a narrow pH range. Learn more here...
Explains 4 stages of the plant life cycle and discusses human manipulation of plant life cycle behavior.
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Learn the advantages and benefits of using seaweed fertilizers in your garden. Kelp supports beneficial micro-organisms, supplies trace nutrients, hormones...
Even with every single plant growth factor in it's ideal range, garden pests can still wreck havoc on plant growth rates and yields. Find out what you can do...
The proper nutrition is required to maximize plant growth when all other growth influencing factors are ideal. A closer look at plant nutrition makes it easy to understand and achieve maximum results.
Light is one of the more important plant growth influencing factors. The general guidelines found here are helpful for troubleshooting your indoor hydroponic or organic gardening areas.
Pest prevention is the best form of control for an indoor gardener. Learn how to control preventative measures instead of an insect problem.
I live in Alaska and started growing tomatoes outside in the Summer of 2009. My first crop was surprisingly very good with little maintenance on my part.
Easy to read hydroponics FAQ with hundreds of garden questions answered and organized by category
I suppose when you take into consideration how much money you save NOT
having to buy food at the grocery store, it is surely cheaper to grow
your own food hydroponically even with the cost of high quality
nutrients. Nevertheless, I didn't have a whole lot of money to work with
and I needed to make my efforts as affordable and effective as
possible....and in the last 24 years I HAVE learned a thing or two!
As you browse through Jason's Indoor Guide, you will notice all of the systems that I use personally are homemade systems. As I got 3 or 4 years of experience under my belt, I quickly adopted a preference to standing water systems and systems that use expanded clay pellets or lava rock, because the media is re-usable and it eliminates a huge operating expense. So once a hydroponic system is built, garden maintenance is minimal- check and adjust the nutrient solution daily, and to change it completely every 2 weeks....and the biggest operating cost is the hydroponic nutrients. (and the electric bill, lol)...
And, regarding the cost of the nutrients....I experimented for about 3 years with making different compost teas and nutrient teas, but there is still a lot of expense $$$ associated with making high quality nutrient teas....like kelp meal, liquid seaweed, rock dust, bat guano, un-Sulfured molasses, worm castings. You can eliminate a lot of this expense by becoming an expert at making high-quality colloidal humus compost, and use your properly made compost as the basis of your hydroponic nutrient solution.
Unfortunately, I have been gardening for over 24 years and I have only
just recently mastered this difficult skill....and even then, only
because I happened to find a very easy to follow, high quality technique
and decided to follow the instructions to the letter. I produced more
high quality compost in just one week than I was able to use in a whole
year! If you can master the technique, I highly recommend it. It is one of the top 3 things you can do to
increase the productivity of your food production efforts, while at the
same time decreasing the amount of effort required to grow all of your
own food, and decreasing the total cost of operating your food
And when I say decrease operating costs, I mean decrease them to almost ZERO, especially if you are producing your own nutrients...
The ultimate solution to eliminate the cost of your hydroponic nutrients: Imagine a hydroponic system that does not require you to buy any nutrients, does not require you to make your own compost, and does not require you to brew your own nutrient tea. Seriously! No cost and no effort as far as providing nutrients to your plants! Plus, at the end of the gardening cycle you harvest all of your garden vegetables, PLUS YOU HARVEST FISH from the system--->
This solution is aquaponics. If you are serious about producing all of your own food and being self-sufficient, this is the ultimate solution for reducing expenses (as much as possible), reducing the total amount of work required, and maximizing the productivity of your gardening efforts. I have been gardening for over 24 years, and it is the perfect food production solution in my opinion.
Besides mastering how to make high quality compost, learning aquaponics is one of the top 3 things you can do to increase your garden productivity, reduce your total costs, and reduce your total work. The product that I learned from is called Aquaponics4you. With all of my hydroponic gardening experience, the first time I came across the Aquaponics4you product I knew immediately that it was something very special! Place an aquaponics system outdoors and use the sun instead of grow lights, and you have reduced every garden expense to nearly ZERO!
The Same System/ 10 Weeks Later!